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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_039_gbrushbrush1 /brʌʃ/ ●●● S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 object for cleaning/paintingFOR CLEANING [countable]DT an object that you use for cleaning, painting, making your hair tidy etc, made with a lot of hairs, bristles, or thin pieces of plastic, fastened to a handlebroom 🔊 a scrubbing brush hairbrush, nailbrush, paintbrush, toothbrush2 treesBUSHES/TREES [uncountable] a) DNsmall bushes and trees that cover an area of land b) DNbranches that have broken off bushes and trees3 movement [singular]CLEAN a movement in which you brush something to remove dirt, make something smooth, tidy etc 🔊 I’ll just give my hair a quick brush.4 TOUCHtouch [singular]TOUCH a quick light touch, made by chance when two things or people pass each other 🔊 the brush of her silk dress as she walked past5 AVOID[countable] a time when you only just avoid an unpleasant situation or argumentbrush with 🔊 His first brush with the law came when he was 16. 🔊 A brush with death can make you appreciate life more.6 tailFAIL [countable]HBA the tail of a fox
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brushPaint on your lip shape with a matching pink lip pencil, or use a brush with pink lipstick.a brush fireSuddenly a barrier of logs and brush blocked his path.Titanium white colour from Brera, Maimeri; no8 Bristlewhite brushes.By 1952 he was becoming all the more determined that the United States should not be tarred with the colonial brush.He cut brush and cleared fields of heavy stones.When I met with Burke in his office last week, he was stamping out the latest political brush fire.I'll just give my hair a quick brush.I felt the brush of her sleeve as she walked past.Use a wire brush to remove the rust.It's recommended that these are used in conjunction with brushes to keep them from clogging.give ... brushAfter posing for this snapshot, Arsenio gave him the brush off.Now that Higginbotham has been given the brush off, may I venture to approach you?Most Brother machines gave weaving brushes which are built in to the sinker plate.The Oakley gave her the brush of the only fox they broke up that day.brush with deathNobody wants to die but a brush with death makes you feel more intensely alive than ever.Perhaps it was that close brush with death that had sharpened all her senses.Perhaps that early brush with death endowed the villagers with a greater than normal appreciation for the past.He knew that what he was feeling didn't have much to do with his brush with death.Stars danced before my eyes and I kept shaking with fear at my latest brush with death.